But I am going to take what I can. This was a serious speech that explicitly argued, as I do, that there is no ‘state right / market wrong’ (or vice versa) dichotomy. There is, instead, always going to be a mixed economy.
Sure, there’s a reason we have government. Because it’s better at some things than not having a government is. Everyone but the anarchists agrees with that.
We also use markets because there are things that markets are better at than non-markets. Everyone except Pol Pot agrees with that.
Therefore we’re always going to have a mixed economy, sure.
The big question being, well, what is it that government is better at, what markets?
HS2 does not indicate that government is better at planning transport for example…..the ethanol mandate that it’s better at greenery…..